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Old 09-24-2011, 08:32 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Default Re: is this a flag ?

Are those plastic pipes support structure for plastic sheathing, cover for Winter protection? Or, is that a lean-to greenhouse attached to your eaves?
Yes & yes.
Built from scrap materials, the plastic cover is the only thing that cost any $$, it takes about $12 worth of plastic sheeting & duct tape every year.
It's a "lean-to greenhouse" in the winter & during summer the plastic comes off & a strip of shade cloth runs along the top 4'.
(It's on a south facing wall.)
Here's the winter configuration:

A box fan on thermostat draws warmer air from under the house when temps get below 40.
A backup water mist is set to come on at 34, which hasn't happened in the 4-5 years we've had it set up this way.
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